Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Sep 2015 14:37 UTC
Internet & Networking

Let's talk ad-blocking.

With the arrival of iOS 9, ad-blocking is coming to mobile in a big way, and it's causing a lot of talk all over the web. It is highlighting the internal struggle some feel about the practice, but also the hypocrisy of some of its staunchest proponents. So far, it seems like the real 'bloodbath' isn't taking place where people thought it would be - namely, publishers - but among personalities.

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RE: The elephant in the room
by Luminair on Sat 19th Sep 2015 15:53 UTC in reply to "The elephant in the room"
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> The problem is not Ad-blocking.

Good point. These companies want to have their cake and eat it too while fucking you up the ass. I will stop using ad blockers when ads start being jpegs. I will not tolerate the exploitation of my own system to deliver neon fucking flashing lights to me. I will block it or I will use one of the other million sources for information that is not an obnoxious pile of garbage.

I think these companies should be getting paid directly by people in micro-transactions. That's fairly paying for work. But nobody will pay for a sleazy site that advertises unwanted crap. To get to the future where people pay for content, the content must be valuable.

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